Eviota melanosphena

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Taxonavigation: Gobioidei 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Subclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis/Infraclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Megacohors: Osteoglossocephalai
Supercohors: Clupeocephala
Cohors: Euteleosteomorpha
Subcohors: Neoteleostei
Infracohors: Eurypterygia
Sectio: Ctenosquamata
Subsectio: Acanthomorphata
Divisio/Superordo: Acanthopterygii
Subdivisio: Percomorphaceae
Series: Gobiaria
Ordo: Gobiiformes
Subordo: Gobioidei

Familia: Gobiidae
Subfamilia: Gobiinae
Genus: Eviota
Species: Eviota melanosphena

Name

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Eviota melanosphena Greenfield & Jewett, 2016

  • Holotype: AMS I.19483-092.
  • Paratypes: AMNH 58019 (4), 55063 (4), 58020 (3); AMS I.19473-219 (33), I.18755-144 (2), I.19108-133 (6), I.19456-112 (3), I.19482-171 (4), I.21540-020 (1), I.20211-045 (3), I.20213-036 (5); ANSP 150921 (4), 159292 (1); CAS 52738 (4); USNM 235375 (5), 235373 (6), 235374 (3), 235376 (7), 235377 (8), 235379 (3), 247332 (2), 235378 (2) .

Type locality: Sand Cay, on top of reef, Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia, 0–3 m depth.

Etymology: The specific epithet is a feminine compound adjective derived from a latinized Greek combination, melanos, meaning black, and sphena, meaning wedge, in reference to the dark, wedge-shaped mark at the base of the caudal fin.

Vernacular names

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English: Wedge Dwarfgoby

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